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Mayor presents civic awards to 200 youngsters
9:14am Tuesday 24th July 2012 in News
The efforts of more than 200 youngsters have been recognised at a special awards ceremony.
Mayor of Wirral Cllr Gerry Ellis handed out badges and certificates at the Civic Awards for Young People, held at Wallasey school.
Winners received accolades for their dedication and hard work in completing stages of a specially-designed programme promoting values of good citizenship, self-reliance, service to others and personal achievement.
Mayor Ellis said: “This scheme has become a respected institution which is praised and copied by authorities across the country.
“The children who earned these awards have dedicated their time to its key principles, through which organisers intend to help them become fully-rounded, healthy and confident members of society.
"Congratulations have to go to the children, their groups and the organisers of the scheme for putting so much time and effort into them.”
Wirral Civic Award Scheme for Young People was launched in 1981 following a visit to the borough by the Duke of Edinburgh.
The scheme runs parallel to the Duke of Edinburgh awards, but is targeted at younger children and is available to schools, youth clubs, play schemes and uniform groups as part of an extra curricular programme. Also welcome are pupils with special educational needs.
To find out more about the Wirral Civic Awards Scheme, telephone 0151 637 6300.